Guy’s Ezine 138 – Tips for Network Utilities

Guy’s Ezine 138 – Tips for Network Utilities

The purpose of this week’s ezine is to give you tips for networking programs.  Most of the utilities are free, or shareware.

Network Magic

This utility provides detailed help for getting systems to talk with one another on a home network.  The idea of Network Magic to help XP or Vista computer talk to routers, digital cameras printers and other hardware. 

Network Magic reduces frustration and saves time by simplifying and automating set up, management, and repair of home and small office networks. 

Update:  One reader kindly wrote in saying Network Magic was not that helpful on his Vista machine – eventually he had to remove it.

Please write-in if you have any experiences good or bad with this or indeed, any other of my recommendations

Visit Network Magic


NetLimiter is a useful tool for measuring internet traffic.   If you have a network connected to the internet you can use NetLimiter to set limits for download or upload transfer.  Even if you have no need to limit, the real-time traffic measurements may be of interest.  There are three versions, Free, Lite and Pro.

Check out Netlimiter

Network Notepad

One of Paul DeBrino’s favourites.  Network Notepad is a freeware program for creating interactive network diagrams.  You can select network objects from the supplied library and drag them into the diagram.  If you wish you can export the diagram as a bitmap file.

This is a tricky product to define, but a fun product to use.  I say again this is a freeware product so why not give it a trial and see if it helps with your network diagrams and configuration.

TestNetwork Notepad

Guy Recommends: Tools4ever’s UMRAUMRA The User Management Resource Administrator

Tired of writing scripts? The User Management Resource Administrator solution by Tools4ever offers an alternative to time-consuming manual processes.

It features 100% auto provisioning, Helpdesk Delegation, Connectors to more than 130 systems/applications, Workflow Management, Self Service and many other benefits. Click on the link for more information onUMRA.

That’s all for this week

This is one of those times when I have nothing more to say, in which case experience tells me that it’s best to keep quiet.  Less is sometimes more.

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